Brett_Tabke - 1:59 pm on Aug 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
Ya Tedster, I was wondering about the validity and timing of the chart as well. I got a couple of emails suggesting that they skewed the data too far to the start of August. DMCA reports are not posted for awhile after they are received and thus, the dates on them are suspect.
I edited the original post with the original Torrent Freak post. It suggests that Googles own Transparency Tool is part of the cause of the explosion in DMCA action/take down requests.